Quadro4 vs Geforce 4 in W89SE gaming rig

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Quadro4 vs Geforce 4 in W89SE gaming rig

Postby kaputnik » 2017-6-19 @ 16:02

Took the opportunity to pick up a very cheap Quadro4 750 XGL card yesterday. Got no prior experience using Quadro4 cards for gaming, so wondering how they compare to their GF4 counterparts? One would think that the Geforce drivers are better suited for gaming than the Quadro ones at least, and well, a Geforce card makes more sense than a Quadro one in a gaming rig to me.

Back in the day, there were mods to convert Geforce cards into Quadro ones. You just moved a SMT resistor on the GF4 family. It should be possible to do the opposite mod, converting the 750 XGL to a Ti4400, its Geforce counterpart. If a Geforce Ti4400 got any significant advantages over a 750 XGL for retro gaming purposes, I'll try it.

So, any input on this? :)
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Re: Quadro4 vs Geforce 4 in W89SE gaming rig

Postby The Serpent Rider » 2017-6-19 @ 18:58

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Re: Quadro4 vs Geforce 4 in W89SE gaming rig

Postby dexvx » 2017-6-19 @ 21:12

Quadro drivers should be fine. I didn't notice any performance difference between the 900 XGL and the Ti4600, at least in 3DMark2000, 2001SE, 2003. Results were within 3% of each other at 1024x768/1920x1080.

System:
P4 Northwood@2.66/133 on Asus P4S533; 2x 512MB DDR@333
EVGA GeForce 4 Ti4600 128MB 300/325 vs PNY Quadro 4 900 XGL 128MB 300/325 using GeForce 175.19 drivers
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Re: Quadro4 vs Geforce 4 in W89SE gaming rig

Postby kaputnik » 2017-6-20 @ 06:04

So, to sum up, no point modding the card then. I'll use it as is.

Thanks guys :)
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